The Dachshund Club Handbook and Records
Dachshund Club Chairman John Bennett writes:
I just thought that I would inform everyone who, a few years ago, expressed their wish for the Dachshund Club’s Handbook to continue that the closing date for this forthcoming Handbook is in 6 months time!
I realise that is quite a way off and there are still plenty of shows during the summer for your wins to be included in the advert or Champions' Gallery. However, at the moment we have received 3 Gallery of Champion photographs with their information, and also 2 Exhibitor's Adverts, which is far from sufficient, to enable the Handbook to continue.
There have, in the past 2 years, been many Champions made up in the 6 varieties with no reason for those not to be already sent in. Also, your advert page can be ordered and paid for, but your advert sent nearer the closing date to give the Dachshund Club an indication of how many wish to go ahead with the Handbook publishing.
New technology has been put in place to give a better reproduction for your advert and photographs, with the Gallery being in colour for the first time.
Since our show in November, many exhibitors have received personal letters inviting them to advertise and a form especially aimed at qualifiers to go into the Gallery. It has been advertised on Facebook, the Dachshund Club web page, in Breed notes and at BOTH our shows and at many more, with leaflets being distributed at various breed shows around the country. We attend as many of the Championship Shows as possible, so if you cannot download an Advert form, please ask us for one, or bring your information with you. Payment can be made by cheque/Paypal or direct to the Dachshund Club Treasurer, Lynn Black.
There has been a lot of work by all the Editors already, preparing and checking prospective things for the book. If it is your wish that the book is to continue, it would be appreciated if you found the time to respond to this request. Failing this, it will have to be put before the Dachshund Club Committee as to the future of the Handbook.
It would also be appreciated if everyone could tag in their friends, wherever they may be, to enable the Handbook to continue, and read this letter. It is intended to be a global platform for everyone to advertise their Kennels, and everyone worldwide is invited to take part. Anyone requiring information can contact me for further information.